Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Xia Liu is executive vice president and chief financial officer for CenterPoint Energy. She oversees the company’s finance organization, including accounting, corporate strategy, financial planning, commercial risk, investor relations, treasury, tax and enterprise performance measurement.
Before joining CenterPoint Energy, Xia served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Georgia Power Company in Atlanta, where she oversaw accounting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, treasury and internal controls. Prior to this role, she was vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for Gulf Power Company in Pensacola, Fla., where she was responsible for accounting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, treasury, internal controls, regulatory, rates and pricing, and forecasting functions. She also served as senior vice president of finance and treasurer for Southern Company.
Active in her community, Xia serves on the board of the Public Broadcasting of Atlanta, the Georgia Council of Economic Education and the PACT World Organization, a non-profit international development organization that works to improve the lives of those challenged by poverty. She has also served on numerous boards of directors, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Florida TaxWatch and Gulf Coast Health Systems.
Xia earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance from Renmin University of China and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University. She also completed two years of study in the Ph.D. in Economics program at Emory University. Xia is a chartered financial analyst (CFA), an International Woman's Forum Leadership Foundation fellow, a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and has attended executive programs at Harvard University and INSEAD School of France.